DIRECTORS

ERIQ LASALLE

Best known for his portrayal of Dr. Peter Benton on NBC’s smash medical drama ER, Eriq has been nominated for three Emmys as well as several Golden Globe, SAG, and three NAACP Image Awards.

 

Most recently, Eriq has come into his own as a prolific television director. His credits include hit shows: CSI: Cyber, Madame Secretary, Roswewood, Once Upon a Time, The Night Shift, Murder in the First and Lucifer. He has also helmed episodes of Chicago PD, Chicago Med, Chicago Justice, APB and Training Day. His recognition as a Director continues to grow with every completed production. He can be seen acting in the film, Logan, opposite Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart.

 

A multi-faceted star, Eriq can wear several hats on set. He produced, directed, and acted in both Crazy As Hell and Rebound, a project for HBO featuring Don Cheadle and Forest Whitaker. In addition, Eriq has also produced and starred in the film, Salton Sea.

 

Before he was known as one of the great TV Directors of our time, Eriq was an actor in his own right. He recurred on CBS’ A Gifted Man and The Widow Detective as well as HBO’s How To Make It In America, Blackout, and Under the Dome. He guest-starred on USA’s Covert Affairs, and appeared in multiple episodes of Fox’s hit series, 24.

 

Eriq has also appeared in feature films, Jacob's Ladder, starring Tim Robbins, and the classic comedy, Coming to America, appearing opposite Eddie Murphy. His other film credits include Drop Squad, One Hour Photo, and Mind Prey.

  

Outside of the film and television world, Eriq is known as an award-winning author. His books, Laws of Depravity, followed up by Laws of Wrath, have earned him renown in the literary community. Eriq is currently in the midst of writing his third novel.

DIRECTORS

ONE9

One9 is an award winning multimedia artist, director, producer and editor. His clients have included Google, A&E, PBS, Viacom, Sony Music, Smithsonian Institution and the Barclays Arena. One9 made his directorial debut with the critically acclaimed feature film: Nas: Time Is Illmatic which was selected to premiere as the opening night film in the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and has since toured the film internationally in London, Paris, Spain, The Netherlands, Australia, Korea and Japan. The film peaked at #1 on iTunes and is currently shown on Showtime Network, iTunes and Netflix. In 2017, One9 produced a documentary on Race in America with PBS called “The Talk” and co-executive produced and directed a two-hour film on the L.A Riots called L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later for A&E Network.

DIRECTORS

DARIUS C. MONROE

A Houston native, Darius Clark Monroe, graduated with honors with a B.A. from the University of Houston, and an M.F.A. from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Monroe has received fellowships and grant support from Austin Film Society, Tribeca Film Institute, Charles and Lucille King Fellowship, Spike Lee Fellowship, Warner Bros, Cinereach, IFP, IDFA, DCTV, and the Rooftop Filmmakers' Fund. He was named one of Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film" and "10 Filmmakers to Watch" from The Independent.

 

In March of 2014, Monroe world premiered his feature length documentary Evolution of a Criminal at SXSW. Evolution of a Criminal has screened at over 100 international film festivals, winning numerous awards including the International Documentary Association Emerging Filmmaker Award and Grand Jury prizes at Full Frame, Docuwest, and Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. "Its images, its shape, its tone, and its implications make it a terrific movie, as well as the birth of an artist," described The New Yorker. The film went on to be nominated for an Independent Spirit Award Truer Than Fiction grant and Cinema Eye Honor. In 2015, Evolution of a Criminal made its nationwide television broadcast debut on Independent Lens (PBS).